Gas prices in Rhode Island remain the same
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — The price of gas in Rhode Island remained the same as last week.
AAA Northeast said Monday the average price of gasoline is $3.76 per gallon. That’s 25 cents higher than a month ago and 9 cents lower than the national average.
“Gas prices are flat as the summer driving season comes to a close,” said Mark Schieldrop, AAA Northeast public affairs specialist. “Late summer gasoline demand has softened as Americans shift from vacation planning to back-to-school preparations.”
Schieldrop added that the “calm in gas markets could end abruptly in the coming weeks depending on hurricane activity over the Atlantic Ocean.”
This week’s average gas price is 32 cents lower than this time last year.